We got there as soon as the campground opened, about eight o’clock Friday morning. The tent camping was first come first serve, so we wanted to grab a good spot. We got the most perfect possible site! We were nestled between four trees that gave us shade all day long! In truth, we could have slept in a little due to the fact that no other campers showed up till noon… but by then we had fully staked our claim.
|Perfect Campsite!! Cursed Dayball won't reach me here!|
I won’t detail every part of the weekend. It pretty much consisted of swimming, listening to bands, munching and chilling by the tent talking. Add in a bit of silliness and a couple new friends and that’s pretty much the whole story. I definitely recommend the experience to anyone who lives remotely close to a LifeLight area.
|D.D. and I hanging out in the tent.|
Sometime on Friday afternoon, we had a visitor to our tent. He said his name was Nathan (hope I spelled it right) and he’s the bass player for a band called Love Out Loud. I love the name of the band! Nathan played us a couple of the band’s songs and said he was just letting people know that they would be playing soon and asked if we wanted to come and see. I loved what I was hearing and said, “Of course!”
|Love Out Loud puts on a great show!|
Here’s the part that really got me: About halfway through their set, the power went out to the entire festival grounds. Someone had hit a transformer and left all three stages quiet. Well, two of them…
Love Out Loud was not to be stopped by a silly thing like power! Instead, they grabbed an acoustic guitar, sat on the edge of the stage and told everyone to come in closer. They led the crowd in a fun sing-along consisting of some of their stuff, some well-known songs, and pretty much anything else that popped into anyone’s head.
|Thanks for the sing-along, guys :)|
D.D. and I had a great time! Needless to say, we bought both CD’s that were offered in the merch tent so we could bring the music home with us.
So, to recap: Love Out Loud - Nice guys, super fun, definitely worth checking out.
Two other bands that I had to bring home with me are Kiros and She Said. Both have a heavier rock sound and put on a great show.
I will absolutely be attending LifeLight Missouri next year. It was worth every bit of the heat.
Thought for the Day: Do what you love, it shows.